It’s summer vacation season and many of you are hitting the road, the airways or seeing the sights in your own hometown as part of a “staycation”. While some people let their diets relax during this time, smart dieters follow a few simple rules for healthy eating on the road.
3 Healthy Travel Tips
- If you’re traveling by car, try to skip the drive-thru and find a grocery store instead. Most markets have salad bars where you can fill up on veggies. You’ll also be able to find hard boiled eggs, low fat yogurt or deli sandwiches to eat in the car.
- At the airport, grab a snack before you board your plane. My favorite pre-flight snack is a banana and unsalted almonds. I usually find them at Starbucks or another coffee shop. And be sure to grab a bottled water so that you’re tempted to fill up on soda when you’re stuck on the flight.
- If your travels keep you close to home, explore new restaurants in your area. But keep portion control in mind when you do. In this video, North Memorial registered dietitian Deb Vevea gives tips for eating smart when you eat out.
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